Brad Snowder's Blog – May 2013 Archive (4)

Winter Beast

Did you know that the artist who made the Wall Street Bull was never paid? Taurus the Bull

Taurus is a bull, well half of a bull anyway. The front half. Actually mostly the head, with a shiny red eye. I think he’s been drinking. He’s charging Orion who appears to be perfectly prepared to defend himself from the assault. Orion also appears to have lost his pants but we don’t talk about…

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Added by Brad Snowder on May 26, 2013 at 5:48am — 5 Comments

Deep Sky Zodiac

The beaten path that the Sun appears to trod on its yearly trek among the stars is the oldest known method of mapping our way around the sky. So the Sun was the center of celestial attention even before people promoted it to admin of the solar system. That makes a lot of sense to me. I could argue (without much effort) that out of all the thousands of gods that people have ever prayed to for a little help, the Sun is the one that delivers the most tangible… Continue

Added by Brad Snowder on May 20, 2013 at 11:29am — 1 Comment

The Inequality of Dr Bell

Maybe they're just dizzy. A Particle Man's Life

is Always Intense




How can a pair of tiny particles remain connected, remain related, and perfectly responsive to each other, in spite of being separated beyond their ability to communicate at subluminal speeds? It’s as if a pair of twins are born but are never truly separate beings. They…

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Added by Brad Snowder on May 13, 2013 at 10:47am — 7 Comments

Ten Commandments of Star Parties

Moving it ahead for daylight savings time was a real bitch.

  1. Shatter not the darkness at the site of observing. Man-made lights thou shalt eschew, save the faint of red.

  2. Thou shalt not illuminate thy headlights of thy automobile, nor the car door shalt thy open before the disconnecting of thy dome light. Even a match strucketh in haste is…
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Added by Brad Snowder on May 6, 2013 at 11:59am — 1 Comment

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